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passengers aboard the Walnut can be considered the first post WWII "Vikings".
How difficult was it for them to leave everything that they had known and held
dear? They left
behind their most precious possession
-- their homeland --
having chosen its price,
to be that of freedom.
honour those brave individuals who undertook this perilous journey and ventured forth toward an unknown future.
May this website keep alive their stories and memory.
following have generously donated photographs, newspaper clippings, stories and memories to this site.
Heather Browne - Ireland
Mrs. Browne - Ireland
Pastor C.C.W. Browne - Ireland
Aine Chambers - Ireland
Noel Guinane - Ireland
Nelly Hubel - Toronto
Max Kalm - Toronto
Vivi Kivi - Toronto
Nelly Lind - Toronto
Tõnis Lind jr. - Toronto
Andre Laguerre - aka `Lord St. John`
Lynda Männik - Hamilton
Paul Riabisson - Toronto
Anne Remmel - Toronto
Eduard Roiser - Toronto
Koidula Roiser ~ Toronto
Maiu Roiser-Alers ~ Toronto
Tiiu Roiser-Chorowiec ~ Toronto
Enn Saumets ~ Bracebridge
Ivi Saumets ~ Toronto
Manivald Sein ~ Toronto
Ruti Vares ~ Toronto
Eesti Elu - Toronto, Canada - Tauno Mölder, Elle Puusaag and Vaado
Eesti Rada - Saksamaal/Germany - Karin Aanja
The Globe & Mail
- Toronto, Canada
The Halifax Herald Ltd. - Halifax
Pier 21 Museum - Halifax, Canada - Carrie-Ann Smith
Toronto Star - Torstar Syndication Services - Toronto, Canada
If you would like to add a link to the Walnut Webpage,
please cut and paste the following icon and add a hyperlink to the image.
Note: As of
November 2015 our Cwahi name is no longer in use. We have a newly
registered domain at
The following articles have appeared in the Estonian community
newspaper Eesti Elu
and other sources. Some have the Walnut Voyage as their subject matter, others make mention of
2004 - "Pier
21 and the Little Estonian Ship of Freedom" - June 25, 2004 by Ants Tammemägi
2007 - "York
University PhD Thesis about the voyage of the Walnut" - Feb. 16, 2007 by Lynda Männik
2008 - "60th
Anniversary of the Walnut's arrival in Canada" - Dec. 12, 2008 by Tiiu Roiser
2009 - Eesti
Elu Online - News Release - New Website Depicting Walnut Voyage
2009 - Eesti
Elu Online - "Stephen Harper announces Canada's newest national museum at
2009, June 25 - Office
of the Prime Minister - "PM announces Canada's newest national museum at
2009, June 25 - Office
of the Prime Minister - PM Stephen Harper's Speech
2011, October 26 - Remembering the boat
people - The Sligo Champion
Eesti Keeles - In Estonian
2006, 22. sept. - „Mälupilte
ühest suvisest reisit“ - Aino Müllerbeck
2006, 22. sept. - „Põgenikepoliitika
suure poliitika mänguruumis“ - Tõnu Naelapea
2008, 22. aug. - „EV
Ottawa Suursaatkonna asjur Rasmus Lumi külastas Kanada idarannikut“ - EE
2009, 23. jaan. - „Walnut
60“ - Paul Rabisson
2009, 23. aprill - Kohalikud
uudised - Eesti Elu Online - „Uus webileht Walnut'i Reisist aastal 1948“
2009, 26. aprill - Postimees.ee
- „Veebileht tutvustab Eesti pagulaste ohtlikku teekonda“ - Hanneli Rudi
2009, 3. juuli - Eesti
Elu Online - „Pier 21 -- Kanada kõige uuem riiklik muuseum“
YOUTUBE VIDEO STORIES
Voyage of the Walnut Ship - Interview with Koidula Roiser
Lind's Flight to Freedom Aboard the Walnut Ship
from Nelly Hubel and Vivi Kivi
anthem with photos by Hendrik aka "ESTONIAisTHEbest.
Pier 21 - National Historic Site - Home Page
21 - Scotiabank
LEARN ABOUT ESTONIA
recommended website filled with facts about Estonia's
history, culture, education and science, state, economy, society and
Estonian Anthem midi file.
Government of Estonia
Kozik Photo Album - atcg.org
Department of State - Facts About Estonia
Wikipedia - Estonia
Fact Book - Estonia
OTHER RECOMMENDED ESTONIAN
Eesti Elu Ajaleht -
Tartu College'i Kirjastuskomitee väljaanne
Estonian Life Newspaper
Published by Tartu College Publishing Committee
World Council, Inc.
Ülemaailme Eesti Kesknõukogu - Rahvastikuministri Büroo.
A website providing information to and about
Estonians living abroad.
The New York Estonian
Educational Society was born on December 7,1929. A meeting of the
various local Estonian organizations was convened to unify the Estonians
in New York. 77 members were present, and the “Unified Estonian
Organization” was created. Since then, the Society has served as
the center and focal point of Estonian activity in New York."
|Home page of
Vancouver's Estonian Events
Posts the cultural interests
and bylaws of various organizations including the Estonian Church
Foundation - Community Centre in Vancouver "MEIE KODU" which houses
the Estonian Orthodox Church, St. Peter's Estonian Evangelical Lutheran
Church, Kuldne Klubi pensioners club, EKÜK-Society for Advancement of
Estonian Studies, Vancouver Estonian Society (Eesti Selts), and the
Vancouver Estonian Archives, just to name a few.
Peter's Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Toronto
St. Peter's began its ministry to serve
Estonians arriving in Canada in 1948. Several Walnut reunions have
been held here.
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